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Tourists and missionaries evacuated from violent riots in Haiti

The deadly riots have taken place in Haiti in over a week's time and several people have been killed in the clashes. How many there are at the moment unclear, but at least six deaths have to be confirmed.

has been stranded on the island, as many roads have been blocked in connection with the riots, reports CNN.

”We have nowhere to go, the roads are blocked, there are riots on the streets,” wrote the missionaries on their Facebook page earlier.

On Saturday evacuated the whole group to Miami with the help of helicopters.

About a hundred tourists who were not able to get from the island since the riots started, shall also be evacuated from Haiti on Saturday, local time, writes CNN. The road between the airport and the hotel as charterturisterna staying at have been blocked and have been assessed as uncertain.

there have been violent clashes between police and protesters in the Haitian streets, in particular the capital, Port-au-Prince affected by the troubles.

the Demonstrations gained momentum from a report published recently. The report pointed out several former ministers and high officials in the country said to have embezzled money from the venezuelan oil programme Petrocaribe. Embezzlement, which the report says is behind the economic crisis in the country.

a company as the country's president Jovenel Moïse in the past has led. Something that has resulted in, the demonstrators are now calling for his resignation.

Moïse has firmly responded that he will not give way to the protests.

– I, Jovenel Moïse, the head of state, will not give up the country to the armed gangs and droghandlare, " he said in a speech on Thursday, according to Reuters.

Earlier in the week said the country's police that all the 78 prisoners from the prison in the town of Aquin had managed to accommodate in connection with the riots.

Read more: Close to 80 prisoners on the run in Haiti

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